Fellow structural engineers, it is my utmost honour to be elected as your Chairman of the Structural Division for the session 2022-2023 and my privilege to work together with an excellent team of office bearers and committee members who are exceptionally experienced from different fields of structural engineering.
Looking back the session 2021-2022, our society was suffered from lockdown and isolation resulted from the pandemic. However, with the sturdy helm of our Immediate Past Chairman Ir Ben Tse, the Division had successfully accomplished most the signatory events like the Structural Excellent Award, Annual Seminar, Annual Dinner, Annual General Meeting and various Technical Seminars. I am confident that the annual technical visit and other promotional activities could be resumed when the pandemic has gradually subsided.
Our industry is facing many challenges, first and the foremost is to attract more young talents to maintain the competitiveness and sustainability in the years to come. The saying “One may distinguish himself/herself in any trade” (行行出狀元) must be distilled to the younger ones. In the coming session, my team will place more emphasis in projecting the interesting side of structural engineering through different channels and social media platform.
With the upcoming implementation of the long term housing supply strategy and various new large scale infrastructures, the need of structural engineers will continue to rise steadily in the years ahead. In sum, I will appeal to all the structural division members, if you have opportunity to meet the younger generation, please convey to them the great opportunity in choosing structural engineering as their future career.
I look forward to receiving your unfailing support in the coming session. So, let’s work together to make it another successful session!